BERNARD C. PARKS
Councilmember

Committee/Commission/
Authority/Board Assignments:

Chair

Education & Neighborhoods

Vice Chair

Jobs & Business Devlopment


Member

Transportation
Coliseum Commission
Exposition Line Authority
Southern California Association of Governments
National League of Cities Board



Farmers' Markets
in the 8th District


Crenshaw Farmers Market

(formerly located in Leimert Park Village) Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, (located in the parking lot between of Wells Fargo Bank and
Sears) Open All Year Rain or Shine
A Certified Farmers Market.

Saturdays
10:00am - 3:00pm

St Agnes Catholic Church 1432 W. Adams Blvd
(Adams Bl/Vermont Ave)

Wednesdays
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Exposition Park Farmers Market
700 Exposition Park Drive (in Expo Park on the South Lawn in front of Natural History Museum)
Saturdays
11:00am - 4:00pm

*Certified Farmers' Market
*Artisans
*Live Music
*Eco-education
*Kids' fun zone
*Petting Zoo
www.expositionpark.org

Expo-Center/CSU Produce Stand
3980 Menlo Ave
(Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)
Thursdays
3:00pm - 5:00pm


Shrine Farmer's Market
Royal Street & Jefferson
Tuesdays
9:00am-3:00pm

Trojan Fresh Market
Alumni Park, USC
Thursdays
11:00am - 4:00pm

Hoover Pedestrian Mall
University Avenue between Jefferson and 30th Street
Tuesdays
11:00am - 7:00pm

The FAME & Fresh Produce Market
FAME Renaissance parking lot (corner of Western and Adams).
Saturdays & Sundays
9:00am - 4:00pm

FAME Assistance Corporation
www.famerenaissance.org

Mrs. Denise Hunter
FAME Assistance Corporation COO
(323) 730-7727
DeniseH@famecorporations.org

Harambee Farmer's Market
5730 Crenshaw Blvd.
Saturdays
10:00am - 4:00pm


Watts Healthy Farmers Market
Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 103rd St. & Central Ave
Saturdays
10am-2pm



8TH DISTRICT BUSINESSES

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
Business Enterprise Center

6109 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047
323.789.4515
www.vsedc.org
?M-F: 9a-6p, Sat.: 9a-1p

Services to help you start and grow your business: year-round entrepreneurial training and workshops; business counseling; loan packaging; networking opportunities and affordable office space.


Heather Lee Presha

Keller Williams Realty, Realtor Lic. #01493661
Gladly serving all Southwest LA Communities!
323-559-9081 Direct
preshaproperties@gmail.com
www.heatherpresha.com

Maverick’s Flat
4225 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Tuesday – Thursday
5:00 PM – Midnight

Friday & Saturday
5:00 PM – 2 AM
323-295-4179
www.MavericksFlat.com


Buffalo Wild Wings
3939 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Mon-Thurs: 11AM to 12 AM
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 1 AM
Sun: 11AM to 12 AM
323-596-4955

www.BuffaloWildWings.com

Asap LiveScan
6653 6th Ave
Los Angeles 90043
(323) 304-7488

M-F 9am-6pm
Sat 9am - 5pm
~walk in/ Appt. And Mobile
*We Also Do Child Id
*Facebook - Asaplivescan * Twitter- @asaplivescan * Email
-Asaplivescan@yahoo.com

It's All Good K'afe
10522 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Owners:
Kayla Hunter & Mila Calma

Mon through Sat, 7am to 7pm

Sunday 9am to 5 pm

Tel. 323 777-5233
kaylaonthemove@yahoo.com

Chick-fil-A-USC
3758 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles CA 90007

Contact:
213-747-USC1

www.facebook.com/cfausc

www.chick-fil-a.com

DERRICK Jamaican Cuisine
3027 S. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

(Located in the USC Village Shopping Center
Westside of Hoover Street, between 30th and Jefferson)

213-488-3599
213-744-0900
www.derricksjamaican.com

Sunday - Thursday
11:00am - 9:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays
11:00am to 10:00pm


Harold & Belle's-Creole Restaurant
2920 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90016

323-735-9023
haroldandbellesrestaurant.com

Monday - Thursday
11:30am - 9:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays
11:30am - 10:00pm
Sundays
11:30am - 9:00pm

Photography by FOXX-
Media Group

www.photosbyfoxx.com
foxxmedia.smugmug.com ifoxx@sbcglobal.net
818-760-9948

Creole Chef
Creole Chef is cooking at Holy Name Church
1955 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018,
First Friday of every month.
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Between Cimarron Street & St. Andrews Place, on the north side of the street

Dr.Q
4335 Crenshaw Blvd
Fine Bar-B-Que Cuisine
Catering Available

323-293-7777
323-293-7733 (FAX ORDERS)

Sunday -Thursday
11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday
11:00am - 12:00am


G & R ULTIMATE CHILD CARE
Gloria Gilbert-Administrator 6653 6TH Avenue

Quuality Child Care @ Affordable Rates Developmental & Academic Curriculum Also offering Head Start Progrom-High Scope Curriculum Vegetarian Meals Also Served All Programs Accepted

Ph 323-758-1322
Fax 323-752-9126
Emailgloriagilbert57@yahoo.com

Brotha B's Custom T-Shirts

T-Shirts-Hats-Jackets

Contact: Ben Beckum
323-455-0451 or 323-629-6445

6525 1/2 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles Ca 90047

E-mail:
brothab@ymail,com


"R" Unique Boutique

Clothing Store

10520 S. Vermont Ave L.A.

Owners: Roy & Rhonda Daniel

Contact: 323-833-6519 or 323-833-6518

www.runiqueboutique.com


Williams Family Day Care
aka Pedys Play House -

"Where Children Grow to Their Full Potential"

Sylvia Williams, Program Director

1050 West 81st Street
Vermont Knolls, CA 90044-3514
(323)753-1258
pedysplayhouse@yahoo.com

We Provide Nurturing Care for Infants, Toddlers, and School-Aged Children

We Prepare Organic Home-Cooked Meals & Snacks

Free Parenting Classes, Field Trips & The Piaget Learning Approach Curriculum



8th DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS (NDC)

Neighborhood Map


Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council
President Shawn Simons
shawn.simons@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 7536
Los Angeles, CA 90007
www.ecnandc.org

Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council

President David Winston
ecwandc@hotmail.com

3761 Stocker Street #108
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 295-5766
www.ecwandc.org

Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council

President - John Parker
eccandc@gmail.com

8475 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 789-1449
www.eccandc.com


Empowerment Congress Southwest Area Neighborhood Development Council

ECSWANDC@att.net

8475 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 789-6311

Empowerment Congress Southeast Area Neighborhood Development Council

President - Adrian C. Hutcherson
sendc@hotmail.com

8475 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 753-0231

Park Mesa Heights Community Council

President - Ted Thomas
park90043mesaheights@hotmail.com

5349 S. Crenshaw Blvd. #107
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 298-6124
www.pmhcc90043.org


8TH DISTRICT E-NEWS #13/2012

Dear Constituent,

The Price is Wrong, Curren!

 

One of the things that flew under the radar during the redistricting debate in City Council on March 16, 2012 was the testimony of one Senator Curren Price.

 

During public comment, there Price stood fresh off of a flight from Sacramento: Home of the Backroom Deal and, not coincidentally, where many of my council colleagues got their start. 

 

For those of you who don't know Curren (and that's probably most of you), he's the State Senator of the 26th District and probably best known for his ability and, dare I say talent, to remain solidly grounded on both sides of any issue. I've been in city government almost 50 years, and that's a pretty hard one to pull off.

 

Well, anyway, Good ol' Curren started his speech by calling the proposed maps "reasonable" for which he promptly earned a chorus of boos from our community, which ironically, may have been the first thing Curren has earned in years.

 

Then, he stated that it was "appropriate" for the map drawers to add my residence as well as a shopping center, Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza, into the Eighth District. Now keep in mind, before the maps were drawn, my residence and Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza were already in the Eighth District. Why they were taken out, is anyone's guess. 

 

Nonetheless, CD8 residents should give kudos to Curren for "having our back"... and then stabbing it! 

 

Thank you, Curren for ascending down from the ivory towers of Sacramento and deeming it "appropriate" for one of the poorest districts in the city to have a shopping center it already had. One can only wonder if Curren thinks it appropriate that the neighboring shopping center, Marlton Square, was snatched out of the district while it is being developed.

 

But, don't worry, South L.A. Curren will always have Sacramento, if not much else.


 

 

Take Action!




Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest developments on my webpage www.bernardparks.com or twitter @BernardCParks and on Facebook at Facebook.com/CouncilmemberParks and Facebook.com/BernardCParks.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Great Eighth!

Respectfully,

BERNARD C. PARKS
Councilmember

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COLUMN ONE



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Councilmember Bernard C. Parks At Good Food Day L.A.



 

This past Saturday, members of the community joined me in celebrating the first ever Good Food Day L.A., a festival of healthy living and healthy food that stretched city-wide. The free event was organized by the L.A. Food Policy Council and Let’s Move L.A. It was a day focused on promoting healthy and sustainable food sources in our community through the various events and seminars that took place throughout the day.

 

Food-related volunteer activities were planned to help support local farms, locally grown foods and community gardens.  Volunteers harvested crops from local farms, helped plant new community gardens, and educated attendees on the importance of increasing our local food sustainability and quality, as well as the importance of healthy living.

 

My event took place at the Baldwin Hills Shopping Center where we discussed the importance of stoping the increase of fast food restaurants and replacing them with healthy, alternative food choices for the betterment of our community.

 


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Youth Mentor Program In District Eight Strives For Our Children's Success



Click picture to watch video

 

 

Edwin L. Henderson, the founder, president and executive director of On A Mission Inc., has been working towards bettering the lives of people in his community for years.  He created the On A Mission program in 2003 with the hopes of reaching out to the youth in the area and teaching them how to succeed and to positively affect the lives of others.  The program specializes in helping male youth from the ages of twelve to seventeen. The program’s goals, as listed on their website, are:

 

  • Helping youth become responsible and productive citizens
  • Mastering important life skills needed to become successful adults  
  • Encourage kids to become active members in their communities
  • Fostering leadership skills that will prepare them to make better life choices
  • Develop strategies for better handling peer pressures      

 

Students who choose to participate spend eight weeks with Edwin and his staff, and are required to participate in all workshop activities in order to successfully complete the program.  The workshops are based on teaching various life preperation subjects including: resume building, respect and responsibility, how to dress for success, financial literacy, public speaking and career options.  Another division of the program focuses on traveling and exposing students to different parts of the country. The program recently took the students on a trip to Washington D.C. where they got to tour the White House and visit the new Martin Luther King memorial. Councilmember Bernard C. Parks donated backpacks for the kids to use while on their trip to the nation’s capitol and has also held a toy drive during the holidays to help make the holiday season special for children in the community.

 

 Visit the website at www.joinoam.org


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DNC chair does Villaraigosa no favors on KABC



Kevin Roderick

In this clip, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz showed up [via phone] unprepared to be grilled about Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by KABC talk host Doug McIntyre. First, the congresswoman from Florida didn't appear to know that McIntyre, who regularly skewers Villaraigosa on the air and in is his Daily News column, would have the knives out over Villaraigosa heading up the Democrats' national convention this summer in Charlotte. She described Villaraigosa as soon to be taking over the highest position at the "National Association of Mayors" — it's the U.S. Conference of Mayors and he's well into his term as president already. And she had no comebacks for McIntyre's legit hits on the mayor, his exaggerations of Villaraigosa's failings or over-reaches like calling LA Weekly the progressive paper in town [once, but not for a long time now.]

They part with madame chair subdued and McIntrye chuckling. Listen above to the three-minute clip.


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Click on the videos below to see the latest updates and progress on projects being worked on in The Eighth District.


New Marlton Square Demolition Update





Pipe Retrofitting On Vernon Between 5th Ave. and 4th Ave.





MEET WITH COUNCILMEMBER BERNARD C. PARKS FOR COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER AND LEADERSHIP MEETING


This meeting with Councilmember Parks will act as a focus group regarding varying topics of the City of Los Angeles and The Eighth District.

The meeting will be formatted as a roundtable discussion to promote dialogue amongst all attending individuals. Topics of discussion will include the redistricting map, committee assignments, and any other topics you may want to discuss.

Please join us April 7th at the Constituent Service Center located at:

8475 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(213) 485-7616





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This month's issue of Neighborhood Notes Magazine is available now!

Neighborhood Notes Magazine
"Providing Valuable & Vital Information To The Community"



Coming in July Neighborhood Notes Magazine will be hosting The 2012 Neighborhood Pillar Awards

The night will include dinner, a special guest, the awards program, live entertainment, dancing and fun!

Sponsorships, advertising, and tickets are available!

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2012 Nordstrom Scholarship Program


Applications for the 2012 Nordstrom Scholarship Program are available beginning April 2nd for deserving high school juniors. The company will award eighty (80) college scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to students in states where Nordstrom has a store.  For more information please visit their website at: www.nordstrom.com/scholarship


EVENTS






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LOCATION: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 West Martin Luther King Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90008
(323) 290-6636
EXPIRES: April 12, 2012



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Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council

A Certified City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council

Serving the communities of: Arlington Park, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Village, Baldwin Vista, Cameo Woods, Crenshaw Manor, Leimert Park & Village Green

COMMUNITY TOWN HALL

MEETING AGENDA

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012 – 9:30 am

Crenshaw United Methodist 3740 Don Felipe Drive



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Haute Couture Comes To Leimert Park Village

 

Visit the Grand Opening of Seven Stars Creation Store

 

The designer and owner of Seven Stars Creation, Micheline Roberson, is opening a new store in Los Angeles on Saturday April 7, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

The store is located at 4342 Degnan Blvd. in Leimert Park Village

 

It will feature high fashion women’s ware, designed and manufactured by Micheline Roberson.

 

There will be a fashion show, entertainment, a raffle, food and much more.

 

For additional information and/or questions regarding the grand opening call (310) 903-3992 or e-mail at Nyanza09@yahoo.com




Ability First Annual 5k Derby Day at the Santa Anita Race Track.


The 5k will take place on
Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 8:15 a.m.

To register to walk and to get more information about Ability First and how you can support, please visit the “Team Reddock” Ability First 5k webpage at http://tinyurl.com/angelareddock.

Any donations or support you provide for “Team Reddock” will go to support the Ability First Joan & Harry Mier Center located at Crenshaw Blvd. and 80th Street in Inglewood, California.

Following the 5k, you are welcome to join us for a day of races at the Santa Anita Race track.  Remember, even if you cannot join us at the 5k on April 7th, you still can support with a donation by visiting my webpage http://tinyurl.com/angelareddock.




RSVP Essential 310-673-7777



Southern California Falcons
Celebrate its 7th Year
“The Year of Perfection”
It’s Time for our Annual Spring Camp H.O.P.E. ©
(Helping the Obesity Problem End)    Youth Football, Cheer and Adult Fitness Camp

 New Participants ages 5 to 14 - Come Join Us
Calling Former Falcons ages 14 and under - Come Back and Enjoy Camp with Us

Football Camp:
Circuit Training, Speed Training, Position Stations, Football Fundamentals, Forms and Techniques
 
Cheer Camp:
Cheer Training, Strength Training, Flexibility, Stunt Building, Cheerleading Safety and Team Building
 
Adult Fitness Training:
Providence Little Company of Mary will provide health and nutrition classes, healthy eating classes, stretching, low impact aerobics, abs, cardio and walking.
Who knows we may even through in some ZUMBA
 
Special Bonus: Free Eye Exams and Eye Glasses for youth enrolled in camp if needed.
 
More Information on our 10 Week Saturday Morning Camp

Camp Begins: April 7th
Camp Time: 9am – 11:30am*
Camp Location: TBA
Camp Investment: $35.00 for Football and $40.00 for Cheer and Adult Fitness
 
For Sign Ups & Information Please email:
syflscfalcons@aol.com

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Special Needs Network’s 6
th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference and Legislative Breakfast

 

The biggest and most comprehensive FREE autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, and mental health conference in Los Angeles. This massive two-day event begins on Friday, April 13th with the Legislative Breakfast, where participants can engage in dialogue with the city’s top policymakers and advocates.

 

On Saturday, April 14th, the country’s most renowned experts in medicine, law, education, and advocacy will gather to provide families with cutting-edge information and resources through a full day of classes and workshops. There will also be a resource fair where families can connect with health service providers, disability rights attorneys, and other special needs professionals. Other activities include book signings with special guest authors, networking luncheon, awards presentations, and give-aways and raffles including iPads.


Friday, April 13

Check-In: 7:30 am

Welcome: 8:30 am

Breakfast & Panel Discussion with Elected Officials: 8:45 am – 10:30 am

 

Saturday April 14, 2012

Check-in & Breakfast: 7:30 am

Tools for Transformation Conference Begins: 8:00 am

Awards Luncheon with Monica Holloway and Chantal Sicile-Kira: Noon
Wrap-Up & Giveaways: 2:30 pm

WHERE:   
Friday – April 13

Radisson Hotel at USC

3540 South Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90001

 

Saturday – April 14

Junior Blind of America

5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90043

 

For additional information, please visit www.specialneedsnetwork.org.

 

CONTACT:     Lee Yang

    lee@specialneedsnetwork.org

    213-389-7100 (Day)

    626-216-2079 (Evening & Weekend)


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Giving Back Corporation's 13th Annual Celebrity Spring Toast/Roast honors

LYNN HAMILTON & LOU MYERS

 

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

WHAT: The 13th Annual Celebrity Spring Toast/Roast shines the light on two living legends; LYNN HAMILTON (Donna, the girlfriend of Redd Foxx on Sanford and Sons) and LOU MYERS (Mr. Gaines, the cook on A Different World).

WHERE: The DoubleTree By Hilton, 6161 West Centinela Ave. Culver City, CA  90302

For tickets and information call: 310-226-6198.
This is a Family Event



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Watch Councilmember Bernard C. Parks in VH1's documentary on The Los Angeles Riots




LOS ANGELES BUSINESS COUNCIL ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT






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Fire Life Safety & Emergency Preparedness Class

 

When: Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Deaton Auditorium in the Los Angeles Police Administration Building (PAB) located on 1st & Main Street

What: The class includes: Fire Life Safety, Emergency Preparedness, LAFD High-Rise fire code law, Building Emergency Systems, Floor Warden Duties, LAFD Emergency phone numbers, High-Rise Evacuation Planning, Earthquake Preparedness, BEEP Web Page, Fire Hazards Awareness, Fire Safety Equipment, Employee Emergency Responsibilities and more.

Please RSVP by phone or email to :

 

Richard Wuerth
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
richard.wuerth@lacity.org
213-928-9598







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Free health screenings will also be given during the fair during the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


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Tickets are available now through pre-sale for $75
Call (323) 777-3120 for more information

***All tickets purchased are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law



Save the Date

2nd Annual
Park Mesa Heights Community Unity Fest

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Van Ness Park
5720 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles, California.



 JOBS! JOBS!! JOBS!!!


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The 99% Spring is coming.

Groups from every corner of our movement—inspired by the everyday heroes of Occupy Wall Street and Los Angeles —are planning a massive campaign of bold nonviolent direct actions to make the voices of the 99% impossible to ignore.

Local organizations and volunteers are running more than 750 trainings in living rooms, union halls, churches, and community centers nationwide. All we need now is to get as many people as possible to join in - people like YOU.

The 99% Spring is our chance to maintain and broaden that changemaking energy, and learn how we can take action to challenge corporate power, end tax giveaways to the 1%, fight the influence of money in politics, and create an economy that works for all of us.

Our movement is uniting, and this is a chance for all of us to come together to shift the political landscape in America. Will you join in?

Click here to sign up for a 99% Spring action training in your area:

http://www.the99spring.com/route.php?type=participant&code=99GJLA


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There are 5 new openings for Junior Sales positions in the Orange County Area

 

Job Details:

  • Excellent base salary plus bonuses
  • Great for young, dynamic, college grad with 0 to 3 years work experience
  • Outside business to business sales
  • Must own a car
  • BS/BA degree a must
  • Full training
  • Great benefits
  • Technical sales
  • Nationwide employer

 

If interested, please contact:
David Reifman (949) 930-3510 dreifman@lucasgroup.com




Water Distribution Operator I

Tracking Code: 35R.11

Job Location: Carson, CA, US.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: 32,592-49,013 US Dollar (USD)

 

Job Description

The Water Distribution Operator I is an entry-level position and is considered to be in a training status requiring immediate supervision.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Learns to perform the various tasks associated with the maintenance and operation of a water distribution system.

-Learns the proper use of tools and equipment required to perform the job.

-Under direction, participates in the installation, repairs and replacement of water mains, water services, valves, fire hydrants and water meters.

-Interacts with customers and acts as a representative of the Company.

-Performs meter reads, ons and offs and field investigations.

-Performs collection activities of delinquent accounts.

-Participates in routine maintenance activities such as system flushing, valve exercising and fire hydrant maintenance.

-Under direction, follows established policies and procedures in repair of equipment to ensure proper working order.

-Operates company vehicles and equipment according to established safety procedures and policies.

-Performs other duties as assigned.

-Available for emergency response, 24 hours/day, seven days/week.

-Works under immediate supervision.

 

Required Skills

-High school diploma or equivalent required.

-Good communication skills.

-General PC skills.

-Valid California driver’s license.

-Must obtain a DPH Grade I Water Distribution Certification through the State of California within 18 months of employment start date.

 

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.

May include working in all weather conditions, during all hours of the day. Physical demands include but are not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.

 

Qualities of a Successful Distribution Operator I

Trustworthy; strong personal integrity

Demonstrates strong level of accountability and ownership

Collaborative/Team oriented

Emotional Maturity

Exhibits professionalism with internal and external customers

Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills

High degree of initiative; self-starter


 

POSITION: Field Service Representative, City of Beverly Hills

SALARY: $19.52 - $24.18 Hourly $1,561.85 - $1,934.77 Biweekly $3,384.00 - $4,192.00 Monthly $40,608.00 - $50,304.00 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 02/22/12 - CLOSING DATE: 03/29/12

THE POSITION

Performs a wide variety of investigative services, public outreach, public education, water quality testing and analyses, water system evaluation, leak detection and general customer service related to water supply and peripheral services.

MAJOR DUTIES

• Turns off and on water services, reads meters and record readings.

• May assist with repairs of water meters and related equipment.

• Responds to all water-related emergency calls.

• Investigates utility billing irregularities, high and low water pressure and water quality concerns.

• Performs a wide-variety of field tests and evaluations to resolve customer problems and agency concerns.

• Interacts with Fire Department for fire protection services.

• Performs minor plumbing repairs.

• Recovers water samples and performs various water quality tests and evaluations.

• Distributes various types of notices and other informational literature as required.

• Performs various duties such as inter-office mail, special deliveries and pickups.

• Prepares and maintains accurate reports and research.

• May be required to respond to after-hours emergency conditions.

• Inputs data into asset management systems or other databases and assist in report

preparations.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduation from high school or GED equivalency.

• Must obtain a valid California Class B Commercial driver's license within six (6) months of hire.

• Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible experience in public water system maintenance, repairs, water production, water quality, treatment and distribution, public relations or any combination of education and experience, which provides the desired level of knowledge or abilities.

• Possession of a California Department of Health Services, Grade T-1, Water Treatment or Grade D-1, Distribution certificate(s) is highly desirable.

• Possession of a County of Los Angeles Backflow Testers License is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Knowledge of meter reading, testing methods and repairs.

• Knowledge of water-related investigative protocol and evaluation.

• Knowledge of water hydraulics and residential/commercial (Potable and non-potable plumbing and fire protection systems).

• Knowledge of water quality conditions, sample recovery protocol and chemical analysts.

• Knowledge of multi-level public water distribution system.

• Knowledge of backflow prevention, devices and testing methods.

• modern principles, methods and techniques associated with indoor and outdoor water conservation practices and techniques.

• Ability to utilize various types of hand tools and water quality testing equipment.

• Ability to interact tactfully and communicate effectively with the public.

• Communicate water conservation concepts to others.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/beverlyhills

OR

455 North Rexford Dr., Suite 310

Beverly Hills, CA 90210 EXAM #12 - DI00 - 01

FIELD SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

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SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER III, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

SALARY: $20.09 - $27.70 Hourly

$3,482.27 - $4,801.33 Monthly

$41,787.20 - $57,616.00 Annually

 

THE POSITION

**The Public Defender's Office is seeking a qualified Social Services Worker III**

 

Under direction, to carry a select and difficult case load; to make social studies and perform assignments involving individualized treatment and specialized application of casework methods and skills; to provide comprehensive casework services of a tangible nature; and to perform other work as required.

 

Incumbents are normally assigned a selected case load of the more difficult cases and, when needed, are given supervisory consultation on treatment plans which they have developed. They may also be assigned to a specialized function requiring a high degree of perception and creativity, such as a special problem case load, or they may be assigned to a specific geographic or functional area where supervision can be given only on an irregular basis and the incumbent is expected to work independently.

 

The Social Service Worker III class is distinguished from the class of Social Service Worker IV in that the latter's casework may involve greater risk factors of adverse personal, social or family crises.

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1) Carries a case load of the more difficult types of social service cases requiring a high degree of technical competence where social or family problems, or environmental forces adversely affect family life; assesses client's problems and develops treatment plans.

 

2) Performs treatment plan casework with a high degree of independence.

 

3) Act in a lead capacity for a small group of Social Service Workers or services employees, such as aides and volunteers.

 

4) Prepares and maintains case records; writes court and other types of reports and answers correspondence.

 

5) Takes part in staff development programs to increase knowledge of the social work processes and augment personal technical competence.

 

6) Drives frequent, long distances, conducting field visits in order to carry out service plans, observe and assess client needs, provide information and social work services.

 

7) Assesses client family environment in order to determine potential or imminent risk to the safety of adults residing in the household; when safety needs dictate, may physically assist an elderly or disabled adult into and out of a car or other location. This may include managing/lifting the client's necessary assistive equipment such as wheelchair.

 

8) Maintains up-to-date electronic records of all aspects of client case management in a centralized database.

 

RECRUITING GUIDELINES

Knowledge of: The principles and techniques of interviewing clients and resolving individual, social, and environmental problems; methods of identification, analysis, and resolution of social casework problems; social service research methods; principles and techniques of interviewing and documenting social casework; principles and techniques of social work, and the functions of public social services agencies; laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of public social services agencies; various socioeconomic conditions affecting the work of the agency; community organizations and the services they provide; specialized aid programs; current social problems and methods of approaching those problems; general principles of public assistance policies and programs; basic computer skills.

 

Ability to: Establish rapport with clients and their families; effectively apply casework knowledge and skill; interpret and explain the current laws, rules, and regulations of public social service programs to the public; work constructively within an agency and community setting; effectively utilize appropriate resources and services; control personal bias and apply social work ethics; maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; input and retrieve data from computerized systems.

 

OPTION I

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in social work from a recognized college.

 

OPTION II

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college in social or behavioral sciences, social welfare, social/human services, or a related area

-AND-

Experience: Two years of case planning/case management experience in a social services agency performing duties equivalent to Riverside County's Social Service Worker II classification.

APPLICATION PROCESS Read this posting for special application instructions. Unless otherwise stated, candidates must submit resumes at http://www.rc-hr.com/resumebuilder/resume_submit.asp, or select "Apply" located on the online job posting. Postings may close at any time without notice. For other application questions, visit www.rc-hr.com.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

REQUIRED PROBATIONARY PERIOD - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Women, ethnic and racial minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS - Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act, and the Fair Employment & Housing Act, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the Disability Access Office at (951) 955-5663.

Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling (951) 955-8688. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION To apply: Send your resume by e-mail to PublicDefenderCareers@rc-hr.com via a Word Document attachment. PDF documents are not compatible with our current resume system. In the subject line of the e-mail indicate Social Service Worker III.

APPLY ONLINE AT:

http://www.rc-hr.com

 



PROGRAMS, SERVICES, COMMUNITY RESOURCES


SPAY AND NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM

If you are a resident of the City of Los Angeles and are 18 years of age or older you may qualify for the City's Spay and Neuter Voucher Program.

Click here to see if you qualify.
Click here for the voucher.



State of California
Employment Development Department

One-Stop Career Centers

 


Free Per forming Arts Classes   for  High School  and Middle School  Students
 
Classes offered in:
 
Dance
 
Music
 
Filmmaking
 
Theater
 
Music Recording
 
Please email any questions to
info@pullumcenter.org
 
Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center
 
3351  West  43rd St reet  • Los Angeles,  CA 90008
 
323.292.2700
 
www.pullumcenter.org
 


Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County

Homeownership education and counseling

Foreclosure Prevention


Coop's Life Skills -
Youth Enrichment Services

Coop’s Life Skills is a youth enrichment program founded by 5-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Michael “Coop” Cooper and his son Michael Cooper II. CLS seeks to address the alarming rise in obesity and other health and academic issues plaguing youth in disadvantaged communities across the country. Drawing from the Cooper’s own experience with the transformative power of basketball – or being part of a team – CLS provides program participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge to make healthy life choices.

CLS primarily targets African American and Latino youth from low-income urban communities that lack safe, recreational, and structured after-school programming. CLS has offered programs in several western states including California and New Mexico.

MORE INFO


New Visa Card Generates Revenue for City Services

LA Federal Credit Union's Shop LA City Visa Card

Shop LA City, in partnership with Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU), is proud to announce the new Shop LA City Visa Platinum Plus credit card. The card, available to all Southern California residents, is the first of its kind to offer triple reward points for all purchases at merchants in the city of Los Angeles and single rewards points in other cities.* The rewards can be redeemed for travel, merchandise or gift cards through CURewards, or used for consumer loan rate discounts at LAFCU.**

The card also has a six-month 0% introductory rate (for new LAFCU credit card holders) then variable rates as low as 9.90% APR.*** This is almost 50% lower than the average rewards card rate of 17.27% APR**** and could save thousands of dollars in interest charges. Cardholders can save even more by transferring their higher-rate balances from other cards to their new Shop LA City Visa.

Besides earning triple rewards, cardholders will also help the city of Los Angeles. For every $10 in sales tax paid in the city, the city earns one dollar to help support services like police, fire, libraries and parks.

Applying for the new Shop LA City Triple Rewards card is quick and easy at
www.LAFCU.orgor by calling (877) MY LAFCU (695-2328). The website also has details about this exciting new card, and LAFCU’s range of beneficial, low-rate or free financial products and services.



Los Angeles Unified School District – Division of Adult and Career Education

MANUALARTS-CRENSHAW COMMUNITY ADULT SCHOOL

NewCHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

offers three courses specifically designed for early childhood education:

FOUNDATIONS, CURRICULUM, AND SUPERVISION

Nine-Week Sessions

September 6 through November 11, 2011

November 14, 2011 through February 3, 2012

February 6 through April 16, 2012

Topics to be covered include:

Employability Skills

Growth and Development Ages 0-8

Safety Policies and Procedures

Curriculum Planning

Field Observation

Health and Nutrition Practices

Special Education Requirements

And much more

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion after each course that verifies the minimal competencies have been met.

Locations:

CrenshawCommunity Adult SchoolManual Arts Community Adult School

5010 11thAve4131 S. Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA90044Los Angele, CA90037

323-290-7891323-846-3000

Monday-Thursday, 3:30pm-6:00pmMonday-Thursday, 3:30pm-6:00pm

All educational opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational and vocational programs.


COLLINS LAW FIRM - Estate and Trust Planning Information Center

We produce a wide variety of consumer-friendly or technical resources including authored publications, industry resource materials, answers to your most frequently asked questions, legal reports and updates, key estate planning documents, and much more. We are ready to answer your questions and provide you with detailed information for your article or be a speaker for an upcoming event. Please call or email us for quick responses to your media inquiries.

Collins Law Firm
(310) 677-9787
info@collinslawgroup.com

News and Seminars

BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION-
LOS ANGELES NEWS AND EVENT CALENDAR

http://www.bbala.org/


BREATHE California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA) News Letter

BREATHE California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA) is non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to the future of clean air and healthy lungs in Los Angeles County.

BREATHE LA was established in 1903 and has over a century of accomplishments. Our mission is to promote clean air and healthy lungs through research, education and technology. For more information, go to:www.BreatheLA.org


California African American Museum News

www.caamuseum.org

Contact: 213-744-7432 or 213-744-2132


City Attorney's Office-Dispute Resolution Service

A FREE MEDIATION SERVICE for all Los Angeles County residents

Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between
people to resolve their disputes.

MORE INFO


CITY OF LOS ANGELES PLANNING DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

Articles regarding South Los Angeles better neighborhoods and sustainable transit communities.

Go to:
www.planning.lacity.orgor
http://www.planning.lacity.org/Newsletters/April2011.pdf


Managed Career Solutions

Managed Carer Solutions (MCS) Awarded $5 Million H-1B Grant from the US Department of Labor


COUNCIL DISTRICT EIGHT HIV/AIDS TESTING CENTER-BIENESTAR

130 W Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Monday - Friday 10am to 7pm
Phone: (323) 752-3100




EBONY REPERTORY THEATRE

For more information, log onto to the Ebony Repertory Theatre website at:
www.ebonyrep.org



Economic- Stimulus Update

Federal Economic - Stimulus Update
www.recovery.gov

City of Los Angeles - Stimulus Update
http://recovery.lacity.org

Los Angeles City Council- Stimulus Update
The Council's Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Recovery meets every Friday at 9:00AM in City Council Chambers.

UPDATE, July 2011


EIGHTH DISTRICT MAPS & RESOURCE GUIDE-UPDATE

8th Council District Resource Guide:
Click Here To Download

Click to open:CD8 Maps by Area



Environmental Resources

South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4182
www.aqmd.gov

Southern California Association of Governments
818 W. Seventh St., 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
www.scag.ca.gov

California Air Resources Board
1001"I" St.
PO Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
www.arb.ca.gov



EXPOSITION LIGHT RAIL LINE AUTHORITY- UPDATE

http://www.buildexpo.org/

CONTACT:
Gabriela G. Collins
Government/Community Relations Manager
Exposition Construction Authority 07 Wilshire Blvd., 34th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-243-5535
213-243-5553 (FAX)
GCollins@exporail.net



EXPOSITION PARK-ROSE GARDEN

Great spot to visit or to plan a special event. The location is managed by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Park. This seven acre site, officially dedicated in 1928, proudly displays 15,793 rose bushes with over 145 different varieties of plants.

Contact:
Expo Center, Special Events
3980 S. Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles CA 90037
213-763-0114
RAP-EXPOSpecialEvents@lacity.org
www.laparks.org



Hutchinson Political Report

hutchinsonreport@aol.com



Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS Program

Request for Proposals

On July 11, 2011 the City of Los Angeles Housing Department released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide housing and support services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.

MORE INFO


ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES (IAMLA)

The Italian American Museum is located in the Italian Hall, a structure built between 1907-08 during which time the El Pueblo area comprised the core of the city's Italian Quarter. The Italian Hall served as the cultural and social center for the community , and today , is the city's oldest surviving structure from Los Angeles' historic little Italy.

Learn more:www.italianhall.org


"LEIMERT PARK HAPPENING"

If you are interested in following all the events and activities scheduled for the Leimert Park Community-

Go to:
www.LeimertParkBeat.comor contact Eddie North-Hager-enhager@yahoo.comor 323-200-9052.



LOS ANGELES CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU-UPDATE

Go to:
www.discoverLosAngeles.com 
or
www.discoverLosAngeles.com/meetings


LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

For information on a variety of subjects e.g. healthy living, injury,violence & safety, environmental health, inspections of public facilities, locations of public health centers , flu prevention and much more.

www.lapublichealth.org



LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

City's Top Tax Debtors List/Top 250 Delinquest Debtors
www.lacity.org/finance/delinquent.htm

City's Non-Tax Debtors
To view the list,click here.


LOS ANGELES LDC INC -NEWS

A Community Development Financial Institution

www.losangelesldc.com

1200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 404, Los Angeles, CA 90012


On a Mission

What good is a man that becomes successful, but does not give back to his community? The purpose of On A Mission is not only to teach youth to become successful in life, but to also empower their community, and uplift those around them Youth that pass through our program will become better sons, better brothers, better men, and one day better fathers. We are young, we are leaders, we are ON A MISSION.

www.JoinOAM.com



Please support our sweet Angel Jayla and the Taylor/Young family by making your contribution to the: "J Taylor Memorial Support Fund" by going into any Chase Bank. Her website link is here --www.jaylataylor.com

Here is a link to the actual story ->
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-fiery-101-crash,0,2030482.story


PORT OF LOS ANGELES-ECONOMIC DEVLOPMENT

The Eighth Council District is one of the largest recipients of direct and indirect jobs from the Port of Los Angeles. Economic and job creation statistics reveal that the Port of LA is responsible for nearly 2500 jobs in the Eighth and nearly half of those jobs are created by the purchases made by employees of the Port industry firms, such as groceries, electronics and furniture.

To learn more about job creation statistics from the Port of LA, click here:http://www.portoflosangeles.org/pdf/JobsPORTfolio.pdf

To learn about employment opportunities at the Port of LA, click here:http://www.portoflosangeles.org/contact/employment.asp


POSSE FOUNDATION INC

The Next Generation of Leaders-Opportunities for College Bound Students

Visit Posse on the web:
www.possefoundation.orgor
losangeles@possefoundation.org


*SAN DIEGO CONNECTED-MONTHLY EVENT CALENDAR

Events-Business-Activities

www.sandiegoconnected.com


REGALETTE'S, Inc .

PLEASE GO TO:WWW.REGALETTES.ORG
OR CALL 323-822-7822 FOR INFORMATION.

South Los Angeles Initiatives: A Five Year Strategic Plan - Year 3

Learn about the initiative, goals and accomplishments:

Go to:http://www.ci.la.ca.us/bpw/

Click on "South Los Angeles Initiatives"



TOUR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

WWW.EXPERIENCELA.COM

ExperienceLA is a unique partnership of public and private sponsors and over 2,000 actively contributing arts and cultural organizations. This collaboration exists to provide Los Angeles residents and visitors with a free public service and online resource about the wealth of art and cultural attractions in the greater Los Angeles area. With information on Los Angeles destinations and events including maps, itineraries, and public transit , ExperienceLA hopes to bring access to, awareness of, and participation in the breadth and depth of Los Angeles culture as well as its public transportation system.www.experiencela.com


Trinity Outpatient Counseling (Youth & Adult)

Parenting, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence

1806 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221

Dr. Wendell Davis Jr. - Executive Director (909) 234-7567

Vance Guy - Case Manager (323) 404-7485


Urban Land Institute's Real Estate Class

Learn from successful, seasoned finance and real estate development professionals. Make new business connections. Gain practical knowledge that will improve your work immediately. These 4-day workshops cover everything from the basics to advanced elements of real estate development and finance. See complete course descriptions and register today at:

www.uli.org/professionaldevelopment


Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation

For more information, email
bec@vsedc.org, join our mailing list athttp://tinyurl.com/joinvsedclistor call 323.789.4515.

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation 6109 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047 323.789.4515,
bec@vsedc.org


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

Programs:
Head Start/Early Head Start
Child Care
Upward Bound
Leadership Training
Positive Alternatives-Life Options
UCLA-Youth Mentoring Center
Family Center
Veterans Programs
Transforming Homelessness

Contact: 213-251-7646 or
www.voala.org


WE CAN FOUNDATION


California State Board of Education Approved Supplemental Education Services Provider

Free Tutoring-English or Math
High School Exit Exam Boot Camp (CAHSEE)
Prep for CST,SAT,STAR

4329 Degnan Bl Los Angeles 90008
3232939845 (English)
3238239783 (Espanol)

For more information regarding this program or how to get a "NOOK: Electronic Readers, FREE.

Go to:
ses@wecan-foundation.org

WEST LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE-EVENT CALENDAR

www.WLAC.edu/events

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